This week I have been blessed with the beauty of ordinary days. Following the holidays and my son's wedding last Saturday, it finally feels like the new year is ready to begin.
This week's Friday Fave Five --
1. The excitement and pure joy of Joe and Sam's wedding lingered into the week. It's been hard coming down off that cloud! I returned to work on Tuesday, which was a reality check. I finally took down the rest of the Christmas decorations here at home. As much as I love the high points of life and the celebrations -- they give us momentum to get through the tough times -- I do love my ordinary days.
2. My dad came by for tea earlier this week. He is doing amazingly well after having knee replacement surgery less than a month ago. He even danced at the wedding!
3. The new practice management software at work is operating smoothly. In the long run, it will make my job easier. I'm feeling pretty good about how I've been able to transition to this new program -- being the "non-techie" person that I am!
4. Flavored balsamic vinegar. On Wednesday, I whipped together a supper of chicken breasts, sauteed with mushrooms, onions and a bit of celery. Flavored with cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar, topped with cherry tomatoes, served on rice -- to die for.
5. One of my Christmas presents was a series of books by Mary Coley. She writes mysteries that are set in the Pawhuska, Oklahoma, area. The first one was such a good read, and I've already started on the next one.
How was your week?